Sent With Good News
APOSTOLIC CHURCH • Sermon • Submitted
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Apostolic Church- a community of sent people into the world to represent God with the mandate to make disciples
Mark 16:15–18 (NKJV) 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Sent Believing- Go in faith God Has Sent You
Sent With Authority & Power
Illustration- Tony Bussiness Going through Hard time- Blessed this week.
Sent With Love- we are sent into the world representing and demonstrating Gods Higher Love. Love is the culture of the kingdom of God.
Love Each Other- John 13:35 (NKJV) 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”
Given A Gift- Stir Up “The Gift”
2 Timothy 1:6–7 (NKJV) 6 Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Gift- Charisma- Favour to Love
Charisma-a compelling attractiveness or charm that inspires - a personal quality that influences and draws people to you
You carry a gift of Charisma- Favor- What you say has
Illustration- Guys concreting my drive way. they were all quite and like sponges
Power-Love- Sound Mind- Awesome Combination
Supernatural Power-Love Live God loves- Disciplined Mind
Supercharged Love- supernatural power, supernatural love
----Sent With Good News----
We Have To Say Something
Romans 10:14–15 (NIV) 14 How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15 And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!”
Preach We are Called To Preach
Preach- Proclaim with the goal to persuade, divine truth
People have free will to chose so you want to be able to be able to persuade them to beleive and comit.
The Lie “People Dont need To Be Preached To “????
The Bible Tells Us “To Preach
Words Have Power- Life or Death in The Tongue
Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV)21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit.
What Do I Say?? How Do I Preach- Persuade?
Gospel- Good News
Mark 16:15– (NKJV) 15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.
1 Good News- Tell them good news. Not bad news. They dont need to hear more bad news theres already plenty of bad news to go around.
Preach The Good News. There are answers to their problems. God has answered my problems.
Grumpy Christians- Not Friendly
Negative Christians - always complaining
Sad Sack Christians- are about as attractive or Charismatic as a headache
Peoples Reaction To Jesus
Matthew 7:28–29 (NIV) 28 When Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were amazed at his teaching, 29 because he taught as one who had authority, and not as their teachers of the law.
Amazed- Astonished, Astounded
Not From Judgement
We Dont Speak Because -
-because we judge,
-because were angry,
-because we condemn
2 Your Testimony- Tell Your Story
What God has done in your life. Hope, peace, acceptance, forgiveness, Love, Healing, Reconciliation, deliverance
Remember Where You Have Come From- I have had to remember my testimony in order to be ready to share it.
My Testimony Is Adaptabble- My Marriage, My lack of peace, Emptyness, Unfufilled, Lack of hope, Addiction, Unhappiness
3 What The Holy Spirit Tells You
Luke 12:11–12 (NKJV)11 “Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say. 12 For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
He Speaks To Us- He lives in you and His words will speak through you.
God Sees The Heart of All- he sees inside while we only see the surface. He knows everything about us.
He Speaks Through Us.
Dificult People- Challenging people and circumstances are no match for the Holy Spirit
Dificult Situations- No situation is to dificult for the Holy Spirit
Illustration- Tony Your Bussiness Will Be Busy Next Week
4 Speaking We love
Love Casts Out Fear
1 John 4:18 (NKJV) 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Perfect- Genuine, mature, complete
Casts- throws out, hurls People conqueor fear because they love- parents give their life, people will face tremendous danger for love- Ivan South Sudan
-Speak Good News
-Speak Your Testimony
-Speak What the Holy Spirit Tells You
-Speak With Love